May 1, 2014

Why Gerry Adams Was Arrested

Adam Taylor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

In 1972, Jean McConville was abducted in front of her children from her home in a Belfast housing project. The 37-year-old, a mother of 10, was then tortured at at least one safe house, before being executed with a single shot in the back of the head. Afterwards, she was secretly buried on a beach in County Louth – it wasn't until 2003 that her mutilated body was found.

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TAGGED: UK, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Jean McConville, IRA, Irish Republican Army, Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein


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